1 arrangement of sounds for singing/playing
beautiful, good, great, wonderful | loud | quiet, soft, sweet
The soft background music made her feel sleepy.
Heavy music thundered from the basement.
| light | serious | tonal | atonal, twelve-note | contrapuntal, polyphonic | original | live | recorded, taped | background | piped | band, choral, instrumental, orchestral, symphonic | guitar, keyboard, organ, piano, vocal, etc. | chamber | church, liturgical, religious, sacred | secular | ballet, film, incidental, theme
the incidental music for a radio play
| computer, electronic | Western | traditional | period
Appropriate period music can be played on visits to a historic building.
| experimental | avant-garde, Baroque, classical, contemporary, early, medieval, modern | black, calypso, country, dance, disco, ethnic, folk, gospel, indie, jazz, pop/popular, rap, rave, reggae, rock, soul, underground, world
piece | bar, line
VERB + MUSIC
Listening to music is a great way to relax.
She could hear music coming from the upstairs flat.
| make, perform, play
We love to make music as a family.
| play, put on
Put some music on, would you? (= play a CD/cassette)
| turn down/up
Could you turn that music down?
| compose, write | arrange | put/set sth to
Schubert set several poems by Goethe to music.
| create, produce
With the guidance of the conductor, an orchestra creates music and harmonies. The city has produced a lot of good music.
a beach party with music provided by a local band
| broadcast | record | be into, enjoy, like, love
She's really into rock music.
| get into
He got into music (= became involved in the music business)by chance.
MUSIC + VERB
Calypso music played faintly in the distance.
| blare, thunder
disco music blaring out of the open windows of a car
| come, drift
The music was coming from next door.
MUSIC + NOUN
business, industry | scene
Birmingham's live music scene
She is a rising star in the music world.
The album has been praised in the music press.
The band are number one in the music charts.
| festival | appreciation | fan, lover | critic, director, teacher
the choir's music director
| group | centre
We bought a new television and music centre at the weekend.
| video | room
to (the) ~
to dance to themusic
in time to (the) music
They did their exercises in time to the music.
| music and song
an evening of Scottish music and song
| the sound of music
The sound of pop music drifted through the open window.
| a style of music, taste in music
Her taste in music was wide.
| words and music
He made up the words and music for the song.
More information about SUBJECT
of study do, read, study ~ do ~
is more commonly used with school subjects (but may also be used with university subjects):She did maths, physics and chemistry at school.
is used with both school and university subjects:He studied German at school. She went on to study mathematics at university.
is only used with university subjects and is quite formal:She was educated privately and at Pembroke College, where she read classics.
lecture in, teach ~
He taught music at a school in Edinburgh.
Other verbs used withsubjectcan also be used with particular subjects of study:Half the students take geography at A level. We offer accounting as a subsidiary course.
~ degree, a degree/diploma in ~
a law degree a higher diploma in fine art
~ class, course, lecture, lesson
The genetics lectures are on a different campus.
~ department, a/the department of ~
All enquiries should be made to the Department of Architecture.
~ graduate, student, undergraduate
Some architecture graduates gain further qualifications in specialist fields.
~ lecturer, teacher, tutor
He's an English teacher at Highland Road School.
~ professor, (a) professor of ~
She's professor of linguistics at the University of Wales.
the study of ~
The study of philosophy helps you to think critically.
He got As in history and art.
2 written signs that represent musical sounds
bar, line, sheet
VERB + MUSIC
Can you read music?
MUSIC + NOUN
score | stand
Put your music on the music stand.
| publisher, publishing
music for piano, cello and voice
play/sing, etc. with/without (the) music
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